In the foreseeable future, we could be looking at adding a new state to the United States, known as “New California.”
Where is this coming from, you may ask? On Monday, the founders of New Cali read their “Declaration of Independence” from the liberal state of California because they see it as “ungovernable.” Can you blame them?
They want to take most of California where it concerns the more rural counties, and split off from the more coastal, urban cities.
“The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny,” Vice Chairman Robert Paul Preston said in their declaration.
“After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable,” they continued, stating a “decline in essential basic services” which includes things like education and law enforcement.
The group, organized with a council of county representatives and various committees, hopes to model their split after the state of West Virginia. That’s according to CBS, whose Sacramento affiliate filmed the reading in a sparsely filled conference room.
Claiming the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the aspiring 51st state plans to convince California’s Legislature to split the state before submitting the resolution to Congress.
A California venture capitalist named Tim Draper sought in 2014 to split the Golden State into six parts, including the “State of Silicon Valley.” It failed to make the ballot.
“We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern,” Tom Reed, a founder, told the network.
I could support a split like this! How about you?
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